Perfect Job, Shweta Kesari

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In Febuary 2014 we introduced Shweta Kesari as new Johntext Author for Madhya Pradesh / India. 20 months later we reached 261 published reviews. Assumed an average of 200 pages for a book sums up to 52200 pages altogether for 261 reviews. So every month there are 2610 pages to read. Wow. And this part-time and without any personal benefit.

So its time to say Thank you. Also to her friends Shivani Chauhan, Megha Biloniya, and others. And its time for some statistics.

statistics:

261 reviews and interviews posted
2764 subscribers registered

most shares on Facebook for these posts:

Interview with Poetess Kristen Scott: 421
Losing My Religion by Vishwas Mudagal: 293
The Guardians of Halahala by Shatrujeet Nath: 194
The Six +1 Wish by Anubhav Joyotirmoy: 188
Interview of Prathap Kamath: 184
The Secrets of the Dark by Arka Chakrabarti: 150
Atisa and the Time Machine by Anu Kumar: 111
Almost There But Yet Not Arrived by Sandeep Mishra: 82
Interview of Author Shreyan Laha: 80
Love@ Air Force by Gaurav Sharma: 78
Interview of Poetess Varsha Singh: 76
Interview of Author Sujata Parashar: 70
Rainbows in the Desert Archna Pant: 66
Interview Of Author Angad Singh Saluja: 60
Interview of Author Chetan Jaiman: 57
Mad Money Journey by Mehrab Irani: 53
One Life to Love by Vinaya Patil: 46
Halfway Up The Mountain by Kiran Khalap: 46
Living Inside by Gopal Lahiri: 46
Interview of Rabjot Singh Isher: 43
HiFi in Bollywood by Rishi Vohra: 42
We the people Behind the Veil by Lalima Yadav: 42
Interview of Sanchit Mehrotra: 42
Time’s Lost Atlas; Compiled by Harsh Agarwal: 40
When We Clicked by Yash Pawaskar: 41
The Quest of the Sparrows by Kartik Sharma and Ravi Nirmal Sharma: 41
Planet Gastronomy by Ananya Banerjee: 39
Burning Sapphires by Suresh K. Goswami: 36
Nothing Between Us by Sanchit Mehrotra: 34
When a Lawyer walks down the aisle /Amrita Suresh: 32
Rhythm of Love by Rahul Prasad Kanu: 31
Interview of Author Gabriel Hemingway: 31
An Offbeat Story by Siddharth Srivastava: 30
Four Corners of the Circle by Mohit Jain: 29
Case of The Chinese Mastermind by Ketaki Karnik: 28
The Agony of Love by Neilay Khasnabish: 27
Interview of Author Vipin Behari Goyal: 26
Wisdom of the White Mountain /Kandathil Sebastian: 26
Bhendi Bazaar by Vish Dhamija: 24
Pluck Out the Heart – Anthology: 24
Hidden Husband by Shikha Kaul: 23
How to Get Government Jobs by K.P. Shashidharan: 23
Operation Mom by Reenita Malhotra: 20
The Gandhian Adventures of Raj and Iqbal by Zubin J. Shroff: 18

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“Six Weeks to Yehida” – A Novel By Melissa Studdard

Six Weeks To Yehidah

Elmore Leonard advised writers not to open with the weather. However, Melissa Studdard, author of Six Weeks to Yehida goes and does just that. However, in her novel, not only does the opening work for her and her story, but it also gives the reader the feeling that here’s a talent that can do much more. This is an instance in which opening with the weather has helped the author bring a fairy tale quality to the writing.

It’s the story of Annalisa who is wafted into another world on an ordinary day with her two sheeps. The novel has several snatches of verse which adds to the book’s charm. The characters and their personalities grow on the reader and the wonderful vulnerability of the protagonist makes one sympathetic to her. Her adventures take her to bizarre worlds, lending the novel an Alice in Wonderland kind of charm. Bob the guides impresses, so does Kana.

It all ends when she realises that the magical world she has traversed was a dream and that for six weeks she was in a coma. This twist in the tale impressed me as a reader, and would impress any reader of this engaging book.

All through the book I could detect an Indian connection in words such as: Bharat Ratna, Sari, etc. Could it be that the author is a lover of India? In that case she should write a novel on India.

Review of From Ouch to Oops

Title : From Ouch to Oops

Author : RamG Vallath

From Ouch to Oops

‘From Ouch to Oops:just don’t give up’,is a self-help book that traverses through the choppy nodes of RamG Vallath’s life,his journey from struggle to success,his fight from the disease called CIDP(Chronic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) he tragically suffered from.

As the back cover says : ‘RamG Vallath has everything going for him.He has studied at IIT,seen a 200 per cent jump in his salary and become one of the youngest circle heads in India’s telecom sector.When he steps into the role of a director at a major multinational computer hardware firm,he thinks he has it made.

But life is soon about to come crashing down on him.He is diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder that weakens his muscles.Mundane tasks like buttoning up his shirt, climbing down steps and typing on a keyboard become extremely difficult.To make things worse, he loses his job at a time when his annual hospitalization bill has gone up to Rs. 20 lakh.

But even as the chips are down and hope starts to fade,RamG decides not to give up.He becomes the cheerleader at home and outside, spreading positivity wherever he goes and choosing to tackle his challenges head-on with a hearty ‘yoohoo’.’

The script of the author’s life is not so extra-ordinary or completely out of the box,but RamG Vallath himself made his life extra-ordinary.We all face many ups and downs in our life,but the question here arises is how many of us learn to stitch the torn and thinks positively even entouraged with negativity.That’s why RamG Vallath’s story is different,he never slowed down,he just knows one road, a road to step ahead as he never brushed any problem under the carpet and this story teaches the reader same.

A simple writing style has been used by the author and he has implemented the story very-well which is noticeable. Author’s positive attitude towards life is lucidly portrayed in this book.He has very precisely lemned various facets of his life when luck has knocked him out.

This book beyond shadow of a doubt gives a shot in arm. A real-life based story that teaches one a lot.I would like to recommend this book to everyone who wants to go high and touch the sky amidst thunderstorms.

Every story has something to speak,leaves something to learn….

Rating : 5/5

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

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